D And C

D and C stands for dilation and curettage. In this procedure, the lining of the uterus is removed by inserting a spoon-shaped instrument (curette), after dilating (expanding) the cervix (opening of the uterus). It is indicated in conditions like menorrhagia (heavy menstrual bleeding), after miscarriage or abortion, and suspected cancerous condition.

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I had a dilation and curettage last month and did not get my period even after five weeks. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a dilation and curettage last month. It is nearly five weeks now since I did not get my period. What should I do now? What could be the reason? Kindly help. Thank you.  Read Full »


Dr. Darshan Kanani

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is common for women to experience changes in their menstrual cycle after a dilation and curettage procedure. It may take several weeks for the body to recover from the procedure and for the menstrual cycle to return to its normal pattern. However, if you have not ha...  Read Full »

I had undergone D and C for an incomplete miscarriage before 13 days. Is it normal if I have periods now?

Query: Hi doctor, I had a D and C 13 days ago due to an incomplete miscarriage at 21 weeks of pregnancy. Is it normal that I might have started my period today? Thank you.  Read Full »


Dr. Darshan Kanani

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I am sorry to hear about your loss. It is not uncommon for women to experience bleeding after a D and C (dilation and curettage) procedure, which can sometimes be mistaken for a period. This is because the D and C (dilation and curettage) can cause some changes to the u...  Read Full »

I am a 37-year-old female, who had a miscarriage recently and underwent dilatation and curettage. I have irregular periods now. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 37-year-old female, and I recently suffered from a miscarriage with dilation and curettage. At that time, the bleeding was less. But when I had my first period after that, the bleeding was heavy and lasted for one week, and then light bleeding was there. What could be the proble...  Read Full »


Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query and understood your concern. It would be better if you send me your detailed gynecological, obstetric, medical, and drug history when you had a miscarriage. It is important to note when the bleeding stopped. If it is more than 21 days after...  Read Full »

I have not had my periods for more than three months. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I usually have a regular period cycle of 33 days. But, I have not had any period for more than three months. I had Primolut-N for 21 days but still no period. Later the doctor gave me Ginnette-35 for 21 days. My last pill was on the 24th. But, still no periods. Negative HPT. Normal thy...  Read Full »


Dr. Ravinder Kaur Khurana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have a hormonal imbalance. On an ultrasound, we need to see the endometrial thickness. If it is more than seven to eight millimetres then only you will have your periods. Is there any history of D and C (dilation and curettage)? As you are sexually active, the...  Read Full »

What causes recurrent miscarriages?

Query: Hi doctor, At first, I ended up with miscarriage in 8 months. It was a natural one when the baby movement got less and I was unable to determine. Then, after eight months I conceived. That also ended with a miscarriage in a month's time. I have¬†gone through D and C. Now, I have been trying to conce...  Read Full »


Dr. Dattaprasad Balasaheb Inamdar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Three months is a short duration for conception to occur. Chance of pregnancy after trying for six months is 70%. You can safely try naturally for another six months. There is very less likely to be any pathology preventing pregnancy. If conception does not occur in...  Read Full »

I had two miscarriages in my past. What is the reason for it?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a history of miscarriage at 18 weeks, and hysteroscopy and laparoscopy confirmed cervical incompetence and my polypoidal endometrium was removed. Recently I conceived again with follicle test procedure during which CG 10000 was injected into my blood, but unfortunately, I had to...  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is evident by the history that you have cervical incompetence, and that is what the possible cause of your mid-second-trimester spontaneous abortion. Nextly your TSH (stimulating thyroid hormone) levels are high, qualifying you to be hypothyroid, which is the probab...  Read Full »

Can bleeding a month after a miscarriage be a symptom of cancer?

Query: Hello doctor, I had an abortion a few months back but retained the gestational sac. After 39 days, I had my periods. Again I conceived three months back and had a miscarriage 5 weeks later. I am still bleeding and it is heavy bleeding with lots of blood. The blood is bright red in color. Along with...  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The fact that your bleeding has not stopped even after a month of miscarriage, indicates that there is all likelihood that you may have retained products of conception. It is mandatory to get a transvaginal ultrasound pelvis to check for endometrial thickness and fo...  Read Full »

Will the D and C procedures reduce my chances of getting pregnant?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been having the problem of sperm leakage from my vagina immediately after sex for some time now. It comes out in loads which were not like that in years back just before I had a D and C three years back. I have been trying to get pregnant but to no avail and I suspect this coul...  Read Full »


Dr. Eeshani Dutta

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Fertilisation of ova requires a single sperm, and a normal male ejaculate contains millions of them. So sperm leakage should not be the only concern causing your subfertility. You need to go through some tests for you and your partner to rule out other causes as well. D...  Read Full »

Is my pathology report complete without mention of microscopic section?

Query: Hello doctor, I recently underwent hysteroscopy and D and C, and laparoscopic surgery due to postmenopausal vaginal bleeding and a transvaginal ultrasound that showed 1 cm of thickness, a uterine polyp, and an endometrioma on the right ovary. The path report had a gross-section and a diagnosis secti...  Read Full »


Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The full pathology report of any tissue includes a gross description, microscopic examination findings, and diagnosis. So, In this way, your report might be written. If cancer is present, then atypical malignant cells in microscopy are seen along with gross growth al...  Read Full »

My recent scan showed intrauterine fetal demise. Is there any way to get the baby back?

Query: Hi doctor,I am ten weeks pregnant, and my ultrasound report showed a single intrauterine gestational sac in the uterus. A small yolk sac and a small fetal pole are seen in the gestational sac, with good cardiac activity. Bilateral ovaries are normal in size, shape, and echotexture, and CRL is 4.53 m...  Read Full »


Dr. Balakrishnan R

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I am very sorry for your loss. Once the scan says no cardiac pulsations, all you can do is cross-confirmation with a scan at a different center. If the second scan also gives the same finding, you have to accept it. Then all we can do is not lose hope, you are a young ...  Read Full »

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